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We are hoping for a full programme of events in 2022. Here are the ones we have booked so far! we hope to see you at one of them.

4 Jul 2022: Malvern Quilters
Talk
Wonderful costumes and textiles made for special occasions such as weddings, festivals and religious ceremonies
Church of Ascension Hall, Somers Park Road, Malvern WR14 1XA
Mon 4 Jul 2022, 7.15 pm

   

Glamour, glitter, gold, intricate weavings and stunning embroideries are all part of the textiles and costumes made and worn for weddings, festivals and temple ceremonies.

A wedding in Java, a temple ceremony in Bali, New Year celebrations amongst the hilltribes of Northern Thailand, and a Yao wedding in Laos.

The significance of the textiles, and the stories of their designs are as fascinating as the way they are made and the events they are made for. Come and enjoy!

5 Jul 2022: Solihull Embroiderer's Guild
Talk
Beautiful batik textiles from Java. You will never look at batik in the same way again!
Solihull Methodist Church Hall, Blossomfield Road, Solihull B91 1LG
Tue 5 Jul 2022, 7.30 pm

   

The people of Java produce the finest batik in the world, and yet most of the makers are poor and their stories remain untold.

The traditions of making this unique fabric by waxing and dyeing are centuries old and carefully passed on from mother to daughter.

You will be amazed at the patience and expert skills which are needed to make these beautiful cloths and fascinated by the stories and the people behind them.

9 Jul 2022 to 23 Jul 2022: Thirty Five Years and counting... an Exhibition by The Batik Guild
Show
The Minerva Centre, Great Oak Street, Llanidloes, mid Wales SY18 6BY
Sat 9 Jul 2022 to Sat 23 Jul 2022, 10 - 4.30 pm

Our first International Exhibition for several years. The Batik Guild has members all over the World from Europe, Asia, America North and South, Australia and Africa.

All members have been invited to send a piece of work and we will include as many as we can in this beautiful exhibition celebrating the diversity and the wax- melting versality of the BATIK technique in all its glory!

There will be a full programme of  workshops throughout the two weeks (inc three weekends) with speakers and teachers showing, demonstrating and teaching a whole range of amazing skills. A fantastic opportunity to learn from the very best.

More details will be here as we finalise them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13 Jul 2022 to 14 Jul 2022: World Textile Bazaar
Show
Hellen's Manor, Much Marcle, Ledbury HR8 2LY
Wed 13 Jul 2022 to Thu 14 Jul 2022, 11 am to 6 pm and 10 am to 5 pm

We'll have our pop up marquee there for two days this summer.

A really lovely day out at this wonderful venue in Herefordshire. And only £1 to get in.

Wonderful lunches and afternoon teas and tours of the Manor House. Plus the Weston's Cider factory is just down the road.

We bought some wonderful new fabrics in northern Thailand this year so come and see all our new stock!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27 Aug 2022: World Textile Day North
Show
Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 7QN
Sat 27 Aug 2022, 10 - 4 pm

And we're back.... 

With FREE entry and lots to get excited about!

The theme this year is our long awaited (and twice postponed) theme of "CROSSING BORDERS"

A morning talk at 11 am will explore the theme of how people, textiles and techniques cross borders from one country to another, one region to another, spread across a continent or even end up on the other side of the world.

(Please watch this space for details  of the speaker and the title of the talk for Frodsham when we have finalised it)

And an afternoon session at 2 pm with two short talks on "Surviving The Pandemic" This session will be devoted to hearing about how the people who supply us have been affected and managed to keep going through the past 2 years with updates from China, S.E. Asia, Africa and Japan amonst other places.

Talks tickets (at £5 for the morning talk and £3 for the afternoon talk will be available on the day from 10 am)

We will have a full range of home made refreshments from the wonderful ladies of the local Community association

There is ample free parking at this venue and easy walking distance into Frodsham itself. This venue is very easily accessible from Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Chester and the Wirral from the M62, M6 and M66 mortorways. The nearest train station is just a short walk away at Frodsham

Further details and updates will be found on our World Textile Day website

3 Sep 2022: World Textile Day Wales
Show
The Minerva Centre, Great Oak Street, Llanidloes, mid Wales
Sat 3 Sep 2022, 10 - 4 pm

And we're back.... 

With FREE entry and lots to get excited about!

The theme this year is our long awaited (and twice postponed) theme of "CROSSING BORDERS"

A morning talk at 11 am will explore the theme of how people, textiles and techniques cross borders from one country to another, one region to another, spread across a continent or even end up on the other side of the world.

(Please watch this space for details  of the speaker and the title of the talk for Llandiloes when we have finalised it)

And an afternoon session at 2 pm with two short talks on "Surviving The Pandemic" This session will be devoted to hearing about how the people who supply us have been affected and managed to keep going through the past 2 years with updates from China, S.E. Asia, Africa and Japan amonst other places.

Talks tickets (at £5 for the morning talk and £3 for the afternoon talk will be available on the day from 10 am)

We will have a full range of home made refreshments from the wonderful ladies of the Quilt Association

There is ample free and cheap long stay parking in the delightful little market town of Llanidloes and the venue is right in the middle of town with access to wonderful cafes, shops and beauty spots on the River Severn.The nearest train station is at Caersws.

Further details and updates will be found on our World Textile Day website

10 Sep 2022: World Textile Day Market
Show
Chipping Norton Town Hall, Chipping Norton Oxfordshire
Sat 10 Sep 2022, 10 - 4 pm

A first venture for us - a Pop Up World Textile Day Market in this historic Town Hall in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Come and meet the experts in world textiles from all over the UK with their tempting arrays of fabrics, vintage textiles, clothes, jewellery, baskets, beads and more. A chance too to bring along any textiles you would like to show us for more information or a valuation.

Our experts know quite a thing or two about textiles from Afghanistan to Zambia via such places as Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Guatamala, Gambia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Egypt, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos,  Mali, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, South Africa, Turkey, Thailand, Uzbekistan and Vietnam,

1 Oct 2022: World Textile Day West
Show
Saltford Hall, Wedmore Road, Saltford, near Bristol BS31 3BY
Sat 1 Oct 2022, 10 - 4 pm

And we're back.... 

With FREE entry and lots to get excited about!

The theme this year is our long awaited (and twice postponed) theme of "CROSSING BORDERS"

A morning talk at 11 am will explore the theme of how people, textiles and techniques cross borders from one country to another, one region to another, spread across a continent or even end up on the other side of the world.

(Please watch this space for details  of the speaker and the title of the talk for Saltford when we have finalised it)

And an afternoon session at 2 pm with two short talks on "Surviving The Pandemic" This session will be devoted to hearing about how the people who supply us have been affected and managed to keep going through the past 2 years with updates from China, S.E. Asia, Africa and Japan amonst other places.

Talks tickets (at £5 for the morning talk and £3 for the afternoon talk will be available on the day from 10 am)

We will have a full range of home made refreshments from the wonderful Saltford Community Association's very own cafe onsite.

There is ample free parking around this venue and the venue is also very easily accessed by bus from both Bristol and Bath. Saltford is roughly halfway between both. The nearest train station is at Keynsham.

Further details and updates will be found on our World Textile Day website

9 Oct 2022: World Textile Day South
Show
Brockenhurst Village Hall, Brockenhurst, New Forest Hampshire SO42 7RY
Sun 9 Oct 2022, 10 - 4 pm

And we're back at this wonderful new venue.... 

With FREE entry and lots to get excited about!

The theme this year is our long awaited (and twice postponed) theme of "CROSSING BORDERS"

A morning talk at 11 am will explore the theme of how people, textiles and techniques cross borders from one country to another, one region to another, spread across a continent or even end up on the other side of the world.

(Please watch this space for details  of the speaker and the title of the talk for Brockenhurst when we have finalised it)

And an afternoon session at 2 pm with two short talks on "Surviving The Pandemic" This session will be devoted to hearing about how the people who supply us have been affected and managed to keep going through the past 2 years with updates from China, S.E. Asia, Africa and Japan amonst other places.

Talks tickets (at £5 for the morning talk and £3 for the afternoon talk will be available on the day from 10 am)

We will have a full range of home made refreshments from the wonderful local Quilt group

The wonderful delights of the New Forest are right on the doorstep. There is ample free parking at this venue and the nearest train station is just a short walk away at Brockenhurst. 

Further details and updates will be found on our World Textile Day website

16 Oct 2022: Cheshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers
Talk
Fabulous silk weavings, batiks, brocades and ikats from Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Indonesia.
Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 7QN
Sun 16 Oct 2022, 1 pm

Thailand, Cambodia and Laos have long been famous for their silk, and to this day, silkworms are raised and the silk spun and woven in the traditional way by village women on the looms below their homes.

In the past 50 years a complete revival of this dying art has occurred and silk production is now thriving. A look at how and why, and lots of beautiful silk - old and new from these ancient Kingdoms.